As the designer, Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter, says about cutting fabric pieces for the trees:
You can cut all of your pairs the same way (such as 60 degree triangles) or you can cut each pair slightly different by cutting the triangles at different heights, angles, etc. I really loved giving the trees a little bit of personality and making them all different. This project is very ‘improv’ inspired, so have fun experimenting!
Amy sewed together 25 tree blocks for her patchwork quilt and added a 2 1/2″ border. Feel free to use as many tree blocks as you want, making the quilt smaller or bigger to suit your tastes. Each tree block is 3 1/4” wide by 4 1/2” long. Amy’s finished quilt is about 21 1/4″ x 21 1/4″.
Simple straight line quilting complements the top perfectly. Plus, that makes it quick and easy to finish up.
Amy has a second tutorial for making larger tree blocks suitable for a throw or bed sized quilt. The finished blocks are about 7″ x 9″.
We love the pinks and greens of this version.
Blocks are made in pairs for quicker construction. About 64 blocks are needed for a throw-size quilt (about 56″ x 72″ plus a border).